Goldie Bush Scenic Reserve

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Goldie Bush Scenic Reserve offers a variety of walks through coastal kauri forest, taking in the impressive Mokoroa Falls.

Track overview

4.5 km one way

Dog access

No dogs
  • Stop kauri dieback and protect kauri
    • Kauri dieback disease is spread through soil.
    • Scrub soil off shoes and gear and check it's all removed before you go.
    • Use a cleaning station when you enter and leave.
    • Always stay on the track.

    How you can help save kauri

About this track


Goldie Bush Walkway can be walked from either Constable Rd or Horsman Rd.

From Constable Rd the walkway descends through the Motutara Scenic Reserve to cross Mokoroa Stream. The track then enters the Goldie Bush Scenic Reserve, climbing through coastal forest with regenerating kauri, exiting at Horseman Rd.

Time: 4 - 5 hr
Distance: 4.5 km

For a longer, more challenging loop walk, walk the Mokoroa Stream Track and return to the Mokoroa Falls Track via the Goldie Bush Walkway.

Getting there

The Goldie Bush Walkway is in between Muriwai and Waitākere, on Auckland's west coast, approximately 45 km from Auckland City.

You can access the southern end of the track from Horsman Road, Waitākere. Ensure you keep a look out for the entrance and carpark area on your right, 1.6 km from the start of Horsman Road.

Note: Parking is limited. Do not park in the 'No Parking' areas signposted. These areas allow unrestricted access for local residents and emergency services. Auckland Transport may tow your vehicle.

Access to the northern end of the track can be gained from the beginning of Constable Road, Muriwai.

Know before you go

  • Track becomes slippery after periods of rain.
  • There are numerous stream crossings - do not attempt after heavy rain.
  • A substantial rock fall occured at Mokoroa Falls during March 2014 and again in August 2020. There are unstable rocks and a danger of further rock falls. Stay well clear of the area below the Mokoroa Falls.


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